Within the past decade, following the success of the now popular chain Diwan, several independent bookstores not affiliated with a publishing house have cropped up throughout Cairo and offer a good selection of modern Arabic literature. Click on the links below to learn more about some of the most important chains and small bookstores with healthy (modern) literature sections and to find out their contact information. Our list is still growing, and we welcome relevant additions here.

Alef Bookstores

al-Balad Cultural Center

The Bookspot

Diwan Bookstore

Al Kotobgeya

Kunst Café

Omar Bookstore

Tanmia Bookstore

Townhouse Gallery

Also check the publishing houses page for more listings

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